Haven

Showcase’s all-new drama series Haven, based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King, commenced production on April 20 just outside of Halifax in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Haven stars Emily Rose (Damages) as Audrey Parker, the shrewd and confident FBI agent with a lost past who arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve the murder of a local ex-con. Before long, her natural curiosity lands her in the epicenter of activity in this curious enclave, which turns out to be a longtime refuge for people that are afflicted with a remarkable range of supernatural abilities.

As the townspeople’s dormant abilities begin to express themselves, Audrey helps keep these forces at bay while discovering the many secrets of Haven – including one surrounding her own surprising past in this extraordinary place. Among the citizens who cross Audrey’s path are local cop Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant, MVP, Queer as Folk), who eventually becomes Audrey’s partner, the mysterious and charming Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour, 24, Six Feet Under) and her new boss, Police Chief Wournos (Nicholas Campbell, Da Vinci’s Inquest, Cinderella Man).

Adam Kane (The Mentalist, Heroes, Pushing Daisies) will direct the pilot.

Haven is developed and produced by E1 Entertainment in association with Pillar, Segan Shepherd. The series has been co-commissioned by Canwest and Syfy Channel with Showcase serving as the Canadian broadcaster and Syfy as the U.S. broadcaster. International distribution is handled by E1.

The impressive creative team behind Haven includes showrunner Scott Shepherd (Tru Calling, The Dead Zone) who is joined by E1 Entertainment’s John Morayniss (Hung, Rookie Blue), Noreen Halpern (Hung, Rookie Blue), Laszlo Barna (The Bridge) and Michael Rosenberg (Hung, The Riches). In addition his partners, Executive Producers Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller (The Dead Zone, Wildfire, Greek) are also behind the project. The pilot is written by Sam Ernst (Shrek the Third, The Dead Zone) and Jim Dunn (Shrek the Third, The Dead Zone) who will also serve as Executive Producers on the series.

Canwest Broadcasting announces the pick-up of Haven, E1 Entertainment’s much-anticipated drama series, co-commissioned with Syfy. Emily Rose (Jericho, Brothers and Sisters, ER), Lucas Bryant (Queer as Folk, Dollhouse), and Eric Balfour (24, Six Feet Under) have been cast in the series, based on the novella The Colorado Kid from legendary author Stephen King.  The one hour, 13-episode series is set to premiere this summer on Showcase.

Haven centers on the small town of Haven, Maine, where FBI agent Audrey (Emily Rose) discovers that the curious enclave is a longtime refuge for people with supernatural afflictions. As the townspeople’s dormant abilities begin to express themselves, Audrey helps keep these forces at bay while discovering the many secrets of Haven – including one surrounding her own surprising past in this extraordinary place. 

“The drama and suspense of Haven is sure to resonate with our audiences,” said Christine Shipton, SVP, Dramatic and Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting.  “With intriguing supernatural storylines and fascinating characters played by such a talented cast, we can’t wait to get this into production.”

Production on Haven is scheduled to begin this Spring 2010.